Obama Campaigns for Gubernatorial Candidates

On Thursday, former President Barack Obama will cap off a tour of officials from his administration, campaigning on behalf of New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Murphy. Obama is scheduled to appear with Murphy at a rally in Newark, marking the former president’s first public event on the campaign trail in support of a Democratic candidate since leaving office. Murphy has campaigned on many of POTUS44’s top priorities, including committing to the goals outlined in the Paris climate agreement, the Affordable Care Act, and defending “DREAMers.” Obama will also campaign in Virginia on Thursday with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor. Obama is expected to deliver positive messages about candidates and stay away from referencing his successor. NYT has more here.

Brenda Arredondo